Dec 022020

November 2020 was warmer than average (7.98°C versus an average of 6.80), drier than average (29.60 mm versus an average total of 65.93) and windier than average (a wind run of 3027 miles versus an average of 2756).

The month started off on a very warm note with the temperature reaching 16.8°C at 20:00 on the 1st, the highest November temperature ever recorded here, beating the 16.3°C set on November 10th 2015. The lowest temperature was 0.3°C recorded at 07:23 on the 7th, the lowest temperature of the autumn season. The average temperature ijn the month was 8.0°C, 0.9°C above the November mean.The maximum temperature of 8.4°C recorded at 03:53 on the 19th was the lowest daily maximum since 8.1°C was recorded on March 30th 2020. The average daily high temperature was 10.5°C, with the average daily low being 4.8°C. The warmest day was the 1st with an average temperature of 12.7°C and the coldest day was the 26th with an average temperature of 4.0°C.

The average wind chill in the month was 7.1°C with the average dew point being 6.5°C. The high dew point was 15.0°C recorded at 20:55 on the 1st. There were 23.6 hours of sunshine, 0.5 hours below the November average. The sunniest day was the 6th with 3.15 hours.

Rainfall in the month totalled 29.6 millimetres, 33.2 millimetres below the November average. Rainfall was recorded on 25 days with no snow.. The yearly total is now 508.6 millimetres, 98% of the normal for the end of November. The wettest day was the 2nd with 5.2 millimetres of rain being recorded. The highest rain rate was 94.4 millimetres per hour, recorded at 06:37 on the 2nd.

Wind speeds were slightly above average, with the highest wind gust speed of 32 mph being recorded at 22:38 on the 1st. The maximum wind speed was 16 mph at 20:07 on the 2nd. The wind run was 3026.6 miles, 28.7 miles above the November average. The average gust speed in the month was 6.1 mph, and the average wind speed was 4.3 mph. The predominant direction was south westerly (217°).

The highest barometric pressure of 1038.2 millibars was at 23:48 on the 4th. The lowest pressure was 986.1 millibars recorded at 09:16 on the 15th. The average pressure in the month was 1016.0 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 91%. The lowest humidity was 64% at 14:06 on the 27th.

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 12:35 on the 4th was 538 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 32 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 0.9 at 12:12 on the 1st.

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